I need this shot in the arm of sass today because I am a mess of insecurities. I feel chubby, irritable, and like a friend failure for not having enough time for the people I care most about.
If I could, I’d remain in this state, balled up and frustrated, drawing pictures and not talking to anyone. But right as I started to get cozy in my little hole of shame and self-pity, my darling friend reminded me of my favorite song, “I’m Beautiful, Dammit”, by Bette Midler. It’s loud and obnoxious and allows for no whining. And I think I need to follow her lead, shout out that I’m beautiful despite the character flaws I see so clearly. I’m beautiful whether I can be a perfect friend or not have the perfect figure or not.
Today I need to be ok just being human and, someday, I’ll feel different than I do right now. Perhaps that day I’ll feel confident about my body or have the energy to make phone calls to the people I love. But today, I can’t and that must be ok.
I’m a beautiful mess and I need some courage. So I’m going to sing this song and I’m going to face this day as the flawed human I am.
Why? You guessed it:
Oh, if you don’t own this song, listen now, it’s so Bette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWsc2nuUg-s